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The brilliant and beautiful Pan’s Labyrinth might be showing up on a stage near you. Guillermo del Toro, the creative force behind the film, has also been working for the last few years on developing a musical stage production. Read who he picked to put together the Pan’s Labyrinth musical project.
I’m not exactly what you would call a ‘gamer.’ I don’t have anything against avid video gamers, in fact, I’m a little jealous of their skills. But suffice it to say, I fare much better with simple, retro style games. Enter ‘Dead Pixels.’ The pixilated zombie adventure on Xbox live that is now also available on PC. Read the press release all about Deal Pixels.
Read for some casting news? How about Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Maria Bello and Paul Dano in a new thriller? Take a look at the press release and casting info for the new film Prisoners.
BAD KIDS GO TO HELL
Directed by Matthew Spradlin. Starring: Judd Nelson, Ben Browder and Mike Gassaway .
Yikes. Well, I’m certainly seeing the angle, but not much else. I’d love to see any movie pull off a meta premise, but there looks like a whole lot of blah going on here. Bad acting and worse cameros, I just don’t have much hope for this one.
THE BLACK DAHLIA HAUNTING
Directed by Brandon Slagle. Starring: Devanny Pinn, Britt Griffith and Noah Dahl.
Besides this being low budget as all fuck, there isn’t a whole lot to breakdown here. The trailer is only a teaser, but seems to tell us that the movie will have a very paranormal element to it. Normally, I’d like to praise the film for trying to mesh some genres together, but unfortunately it looks like the only reason The Black Dahlia is used is for name recognition. That doesn’t sit well with me and most likely indicates a lack of originality.
Directed by Michael S. Ojeda. Starring: Ronnie Gene Blevins, Rodney Rowland and Rick Mora.
I liked this one. It starts out very I Spit On Your Grave like, hammering the rape revenge plot line. But I enjoy the twist that the woman actually becomes possessed by a vengeful spirit. It offers the possibilities of some even crazier revenge kills. My only beef is the showing of too many details. Luckily, I think this one will do fine if I don’t see it again before the film, since most of the action is too quick to commit to memory.
Directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska. Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo and Tristan Risk .
I’ve seen press material for this film floating around for some time now and for whatever reason, I’ve been completely avoiding it. I’m not sure why, but maybe I just thought it was a different kind of horror film than it actually is. The trailer made me regret having dismissed it earlier. There is a high production value and strong performance from the lead featured. The plot sounds original and completely interesting. I also loved that they chose to cut the trailer in a more dramatic fashion and inter-spliced the critic’s quotes mentioning it with ‘best of’ horror status.
Directed by Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Bear McCreary, Adam Rifkin, and Tim Sullivan.
Well, anthologies sure are all the rage right now, eh? This looks so fun though! The B-Movie / Grindhouse trailer has me all antsy about getting my hands on this one. I was sold from ‘Wadzilla’ which I’m sure will be just as disgusting and hilarious as intended.
Lights Camera Reaction tackles a triple review of the cult classic Evil Dead trilogy. Check out which film scored the highest marks and overall thoughts on all three films. Read The Evil Dead Trilogy reviews @ Lights Camera Reaction.
The Horror Club always has really thourough reviews but this latest one caught my eye, mainly because I had never heard of the film before. The review is for a movie called The Factory starring John Cusak that had been shelved for over four years. Read the review for The Factory @ The Horror Club.
Vegan Voorhees runs a feature called Stock Background Characters 101 that looks at filler characters in slasher films. The latest installment is hilarious, highlighting unrealistically camp gay characters. Read Stock Background Characters 101: Unrealistically camp gay @ Vegan Voorhees.
Paracinema has awesome edition of Netflix Film Festival for Thanksgiving. Oh, that’s already passed? Well, ah Bah Humbug! Read the Netflix Film Festival 16: Gobble Gobble Motherfucker! @ Paracinema.
Deep Red Rum has a great list that takes a different approach to ranking horror films. The list is comprised of only “A” grade horror movies (noted as having a 7 or higher on IMDb.) Read the list of Twenty “A” Horror Movies @ Deep Red Rum.
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